CGMIX remains the official site of available type approved equipment; however the copies provided on this page will allow people to see the certificate in its entirety, including appendices and previous versions. The date columns give the dates from the most recent revision, not the original certificate. Any inquiries regarding BWMS equipment and operating limitations should be directed to the manufacturer.
BWMS Type Approval Certificate (TAC) expiration dates indicate the dates between which a BWMS must be manufactured. Once a type approved BWMS is installed onboard a vessel in accordance with the TAC, it remains in compliance for the lifetime for the system, assuming it is operated and maintained in accordance with the listed Operation, Maintenance, Safety Manual (OMSM). The TAC stored onboard the vessel should be the TAC to which the type approved equipment was manufactured and approved; even if the onboard TAC is expired, it does not get replaced unless the equipment is modified to match a revised TAC.
Click here for the Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange (CGMIX).
Select the SEARCH APPROVED EQUIPMENT LIST tab, then select the EQLIST SEARCH tab.
In the "Approval Series Name" field, use the drop-down menu to select BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-162.060.
Last Modified: 10/26/2017